Flame Fiber Optic Spectrometer – Ocean Optics
Famous “S” bench re-designed! The FLAME is the latest in the S1000 – S2000 – USB2000 – USB4000 series of spectrometers from Ocean Optics. Over 300,000 of these workhorse spectrometers have been sold and the new Flame is bound to double that figure.
Flame fiber optic spectrometer with user interchangeable slits
Modular — configurable to your application and needs within the wavelength range 190-1100 nm
- Compatible — works with Ocean Optics light sources, accessories and software
- Easy to use — plug and play via the micro USB connection
- User interchangeable slit — allows you to vary the resolution and throughput of the spectrometer on demand
- Indicator LEDs — indicator of power and data transfer status at all times
- Compact and lightweight – 89.1 mm x 63.3 mm x 34.4 mm and just 265 g
The Flame Spectrometer back story…
User changeable slits — This is a huge benefit made possible by a unique manufacturing approach. The slits are laser cut in finished slit assemblies, which eliminates an alignment and bonding step that was not very precise in the older USB2000 and USB4000 designs. This makes it possible to change slits without changing the wavelength calibration. Now you can use the same unit for high optical resolution applications such as atomic emission, and low light level applications like fluorescence.
Thermal stability — Knowledge gained from our Mars Rover efforts are paying off! Mechanical designs that are more a-thermal reduce wavelength and amplitude shifts with temperature. The biggest improvement comes from changing how the detector is mounted. We moved from the circuit card to its own thermally designed metal base.
Unit to Unit Reproducibility — a remarkable achievement, sub-micron controlled robotic alignment and calibration! We captured 20 years of spectroscopy craftsmanship into robust and precise algortihms and real time optimization of all optical degrees of freedom.
Toshiba and Sony Detectors — Years ago we launched the Toshiba detector when we began to run out of the SONY ILX511. Then SONY came out with the ILX511B which we adopted. But, we had fans for both detectors, and so we still offer both. The Toshiba has smaller more numerous pixels which helps when looking for the finest optical resolution, the SONY has less image lag which makes it best for pulsed stimulated emission applications or using pulsed light sources. For everything else they are pretty much comparable.
Pre-configured Flame spectrometers
Our most popular models with installed order sorting filters for clean 1st order spectra. These units come with a 25um slit. You can purchase the other sizes and change the slit yourself.
FLAME-S Preconfigured Models (Sony ILX511b detector)
|Model||Range (nm)||Entrance Slit (μm)||Optical Resolution (FWHM)||Grating #||Mirror Type||Order Sorting (multi-bandpass detector coating)||Focusing Lens|
|General Purpose||FLAME-S-UV-VIS||200-850||25||~1.5 nm||1||Aluminum||200-850 nm||NA|
|FLAME-S-VIS-NIR||350-1000||25||~1.5 nm||3||Aluminum||350-1000 nm||NA|
|Extended Range||FLAME-S-XR1||200-1025||25||~2.0 nm||31||Aluminum||200-1100 nm||NA|
|Irradiance||FLAME-S-RAD||200-850||50||~3.0 nm||2||Aluminum||200-850 nm||L2|
FLAME-T Preconfigured Models (Toshiba TCD1304TP detector)
|Model||Range||Entrance Slit (μm)||Optical Resolution (FWHM)||Grating #||Mirror Type||Order Sorting (multi-bandpass detector coating)||Focusing Lens|
|General Purpose||FLAME-T-UV-VIS||200-850||25||~1.5 nm||1||Aluminum||200-850 nm||NA|
|FLAME-T-VIS-NIR||350-1000||25||~1.5 nm||3||Aluminum||350-1000 nm||NA|
|Extended Range||FLAME-T-XR1||200-1025||25||~2.0 nm||31||Aluminum||200-1100 nm||NA|
|Key Feature||Best For||Example Applications|
|User Interchangeable Slits||Users who wish to vary resolution and throughput during measurements, or switch from absorbance to fluorescence in minutes||Absorbance of DNA & Proteins use a 25um slit, switch to a 200um slit to look at fluorescent labels|
|Indicator LEDs||Convenient visual reference for spectrometer operation and status||Online and long term measurements require verification that data is being taken|
|Thermal Stability||Applications that require repeatable results in industrial and other environments with varying temperatures and conditions||LED binning and light metrology, process monitoring, and online or long term experiment, experiments outdoors|
|Reduced Unit to Unit Variation||OEM applications such as uncalibrated sensitivity and other measurement needs where users benefit from low variance||OEM manufacturers of analytical instrumentation|
|Configurability||Optimizing your spectrometer for application-specific requirements; adjusting range, throughput and resolution and adding features such as filters as required||Laser characterization, low signal fluorescence and optimizing for specific absorbance bands|
|Plug & Play Operation||Users that want the convenience of simple, fast operation via the microUSB connection; enables users to take the measurement to the sample||Remote sensing measurements in the field, including air and water quality monitoring and solar irradiance|
|Ease of Integration||OEMs and developers who need to integrate a spectrometer as part of a system via microUSB or RS-232||Engineering labs, developers, OEM manufacturers; works with LabVIEW and other design platforms|
|Resolution (pixels)||5um x 1000um slit: 3.0||5um x 1000um slit: 5.3|
|10um x 1000um slit: 3.2||10um x 1000um slit: 5.7|
|25um x 1000um slit: 4.2||25um x 1000um slit: 7.5|
|50um x 1000um slit: 6.5||50um x 1000um slit: 11.6|
|100um x 1000um slit: 12||100um x 1000um slit: 21|
|200um x 1000um slit: 24||200um x 1000um slit: 42|
|Grating Ranges||500 mm-1 ~850nm; 600 mm-1 ~650nm; 1200 mm-1 ~300nm; 1800 mm-1 ~160nm; 2400 mm-1 ~100nm;||500 mm-1 ~850nm; 600 mm-1 ~650nm; 1200 mm-1 ~300nm; 1800 mm-1 ~160nm; 2400 mm-1 ~100nm;|
|Resolution (nm)||~0.1-10.0 nm FWHM (configuration dependent)|
|Signal-to-noise ratio:||250:1 (full signal)||300:1 (at full signal)|
|Dark noise:||50 RMS counts|
|Dynamic range:||1300:1 for a single acquisition, 8.5 x 10^7 (system)|
|Sensitivity||75 photons/count; 2.9 x 10-17 joules/count||130 photons/count @ 430nm 60 photons/count @ 600nm|
|Integration time:||1 ms – 65 seconds||3.8 ms – 10 seconds|
|Stray light:||<0.05% at 600 nm; <0.10% at 435 nm|
|A/D resolution:||16 bit|
|Power consumption:||250 mA @ 5 VDC|
|Inputs/Outputs:||8 x user programmable GPIOs|
|Trigger modes:||4 modes|
|Gated delay feature:||Yes|
|Connectors:||USB, high density 40 pin JAE DD4 connector|
|Detector:||Sony ILX511B linear silicon CCD array||Toshiba TCD1304AP linear silicon CCD array|
|Detector range:||190-1100 nm||190-1100 nm|
|Dimensions:||88.9 mm x 63.5 mm x 31.9 mm (34.4 mm with feet)|
|** engineer on duty to help – call Spectrecology at 727 2301697|
Flame Mechanical Drawing
Flame DD4 Pinouts
Accessory 40 pin connector — facing the the front (optical fiber port) of the Flame. Pin #1 is on the right.Relevant connector parts are JAE DD4 receptacle (DD4RA40JA1). Plug versions include DD4PA40MA1 and DD4BA40WA1
Flame_Technical_Specifications all optical and electrical specifications, pinouts, mechanicals, performance charts, software interface
Flame Manual operating manual for Ocean Optics Flame users
FlameDAUVVISInstructions illuminated UV-VIS cuvette holder that attaches to the Ocean Optics Flame operating instructions
FLAMEDAVISNIRInstructions illuminated VIS-NIR cuvette holder that attaches to the Ocean Optics Flame operating instructions
Direct Attach Illuminated Cuvette Holders for Flame Spectrometers
The Ocean Optics FLAME-CHEM-VIS-NIR (350 – 1000nm) direct attach features a tungsten halogen lamp with a violet LED for better signal in the lower wavelength range. This is the new version of the classic CHEMUSB4-VIS systems.
The UV-VIS (200 – 850nm) FLAME-CHEM features a co-linear tungsten halogen bulb and an RF excited miniature deuterium lamp.
This is the smallest, fastest most versatile UV-VIS spectrophotometer available anywhere!
The UV-VIS system can also work with the extendted range Flame spectrometer, providing 200 – 1000nm coverage.
The direct attach units unbolt for easy access to the fiber optic port.
|Integrated sampling system:||FLAME-DA-CUV-UV-VIS||FLAME-DA-CUV-VIS-NIR|
|Light source:||Combined deuterium-tungsten halogen (200-1100 nm)||Tungsten halogen with a violet LED (~390-1000 nm)|
|Light source features:||Manual adjustment of tungsten halogen source||I2c adjustment of the tungsten halogen and LED bulbs|
|Bulb lifetime:||800 hours (deuterium); 2,000 hours (tungsten halogen)||2,000 hours (tungsten halogen); 45,000 hours (LED)|
|Cuvette holder:||Accepts 1 cm pathlength cuvettes||Accepts 1 cm pathlength cuvettes|
|Cuvette holder features:||Filter slot on illumination side accepts 0.5” or 12 mm filters; improved collection optics||Improved collection optics|
|Spectral range:||200-850 nm||350-1000 nm|
|Detector:||Sony ILX511B linear silicon CCD array||Sony ILX511B linear silicon CCD array|
|Entrance slit:||25 µm||25 µm slit|
|Optical resolution:||~1.5 nm (FWHM)||~1.5 nm (FWHM)|
|Order-sorting filter:||200-850 nm||350-1000 nm|
|Focus lens for enhanced sensitivity:||Yes||Yes|
|Dynamic range:||1300:1 for a single acquisition||1300:1 for a single acquisition|
|Integration time:||1 ms-65 seconds||1 ms-65 seconds|
|Stray light:||<0.10% at 435 nm||<0.05% at 600 nm|
Typical System Setups
Our Flame UV-VIS spectrophotometer provides absorbance spectra from 200 – 850nm for standard 1cm cuvettes. The FLame is our newest and most thermally stable spectrometer yet. The flame also boasts user interchangeable slits, fast data acquisition (spectra every 1 msec) and it couples to our 2500+ fiber optic accessories.
The system includes our new DH-mini deuterium-tungsten light source, fibers cuvette holder, software and cuvettes. As an added bonus, Spectrecology also includes 2 fine quartz cuvettes and a cuvette rack.
Our FLAME fluorescence system provides fluorescence emission spectra from 350-1000nm. Excitation is from a high power fiber coupled LED. The kit comes with a 365nm LED and as an added bonus Spectrecology also includes a 470nm LED that can be switched by the user. The cuvette holder features 4 ports for fluorescence or absorbance measurements, mirror inserts to enhance excitation and emission collection efficiency and a quartz fluorescence cuvette. Spectrecology also includes a pack of 100 4 sided disposable cuvettes.
SE-Flame-REFLECTANCE-VIS reflection spectrometer
The SE-FLAME-RAD is a VIS NIR Flame spectrometer equipped with a fiber and cosine corrector. The kit includes an HL-2000-CAL radiometric calibration lamp – standard light source. the system provides spectro-radiometric measurements of planar irradiance (uW/cm2/nm). The software presents many diffe
rent calculations of energy, CIE color and associated scales.
Buy SE-FLAME-RAD Online!